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Neutrinos in a mine: SNOLAB and the Nobel Prize

Wednesday was October 21st, Alfred Nobel’s birthday. In honour of the occasion and the recent announcements of the Nobel Prizes, I wanted to summarize some details surrounding the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics which went to Dr. Takaaki Kajita and Dr. Arthur B. McDonald. The prize was awarded for their discoveries about the nature of sub-atomic particles called neutrinos.

This  topic is particularly dear to me because, in 2013 I had to opportunity to visit SNOLAB where Dr. McDonald did his ground-breaking research. 


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